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LETTER: Will other parties buy ad space?

Having reached your editorial on page 52 of last week’s edition, I now know that the Derbyshire Times does not support any particular political party.

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LETTER: Do DT owners have a political preference?

The May 4 edition of the Derbyshire Times was published with a four-page advert for the Tory Party, dressed up as the paper’s front and back pages. Can I ask: Who paid for it?

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LETTER: Ad was bitter pill to take

When I received our copy of the Derbyshire Times last week, my first response was to pick up the phone and complain to my newsagent that I had been wrongly sent a copy of The Daily Mail – and then I looked more carefully and realised that the correct delivery had, in fact, been made, neatly packaged in a cover plastered with Tory propaganda.

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LETTER: Less places to park thanks to council

LETTER: Less places to park thanks to council

We congratulate Chesterfield Council, which has reduced parking in town even more.

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Clay Cross Hospital, Market Street.

LETTER: We cannot afford to lose hospital

Clay Cross Hospital is a small, local hospital, with friendly welcoming staff in its pristine environment, its convalescence offers an oasis of calm following the overcrowded clamour of acute wards.

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LETTER: Tougher stance on Brexit is needed

If I was a member of any club, say a golf club or miners’ welfare, which I am not, and I decided to leave I would go to whoever the right person was and say something along the lines of: “I am leaving today and you will get no more subs and your agreements and rules will no longer be accepted by me. You can like it or lump it.”

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LETTER: Protect wildlife, not vermin

LETTER: Protect wildlife, not vermin

A reader’s letter earlier this year gave the impression that grey squirrels are cuddly, friendly and do nothing wrong.

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LETTER: Hard to believe show was by amateurs

I just felt I had to write a few words about an amazing experience I had at the Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield on the evening of Saturday, April 29.

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LETTER: Thanks to those who helped me

LETTER: Thanks to those who helped me

May I, via your paper, give my heartfelt thanks to all the kind people who helped me after my very painful fall in the entrance to the car park near T. J. Hughes’ shop in Chesterfield recently. 
In particular, I thank Matt and his family, who picked up my scattered belongings and phoned for an ambulance. Also the security staff of the car park and two policemen who all tried to make me warm and comfortable while lying on the cold concrete waiting for the ambulance. 
My thanks also to T. J. Hughes (no relation) for the loan of a warm fluffy blanket, lovely.

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LETTER: Foreign aid doesn’t reach those who need it

LETTER: Foreign aid doesn’t reach those who need it

In a recent letter, Susan Tansley makes the point about our foreign aid and children. Read Susan’s letter here.

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LETTER: No child should go hungry in the UK

LETTER: No child should go hungry in the UK

No child should be going hungry in the United Kingdom these days.
It’s a disgrace that we are more concerned about sending aid to other countries yet don’t have a solution to assure we feed our own first.

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LETTER: System to punish the disadvantaged?

LETTER: System to punish the disadvantaged?

The General Election beckons soon. Are we right to believe government figures on the economy, employment and unemployment?

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LETTER: Voters need to keep an eye on politicians

I voted ‘leave’ in the EU referendum because many poorer people thought it would benefit them.
Those who live longer will see if it does.
That said, I am truly sick of the word ‘Brexit.’ Should not national broadcasters be persuaded to have ‘Brexit-free days’?
We must keep tabs on Theresa May in case she does a clever U-turn during the negotiations.
In my view, politics is, by definition, a devious business, especially at the top. We must not blame the poor dears who chose the profession.
But voters must keep an eye on them. Don’t get caught as they slip slide away from their non-sacred promises.

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LETTER: Put players on minimum wage

Gary Rowett says he has a special bond with Derby County.

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LETTER: Can you help with book?

LETTER: Can you help with book?

My name is Johnnie Manckiy, I am writing a book about Calke Abbey during World War Two. I am trying to find anyone with memories of Calke Abbey during the 1930s and 40s or of its owner Hilda Mosley.

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LETTER: Photos of tramways needed

LETTER: Photos of tramways needed

Do your readers have any photographs or information on the Crich industrial tramways please?

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LETTER: MPs should do the best for the country

LETTER: MPs should do the best for the country

The recent Radio Four Today interview of the Prime Minister by Nick Robinson says it all in my opinion.
Rather than opening with a question to explain the background to her decision to call a snap General Election, Robinson’s first challenge (oft repeated) was of the Prime Minister having performed a ‘U-turn’.
In the months since the UK’s EU referendum in my view he, his BBC colleagues and many re-moaners have grumbled that she has no personal mandate from the electorate, having never fought an election over Brexit.
Now that she is doing just that it seems to be the golden opportunity, for him/them, to do their own U-turn and criticise her for requesting such a mandate.
Robinson also asserted during this interview that it is the role of opposition parties to oppose the government. 
No Mr Robinson, it is not. It is the role of all members of Parliament and indeed all elected representatives in local government to do what is right and in the best interests of the country, including all people irrespective of how they individually voted. This might include opposition, where necessary.

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LETTER: Seeking photos of Winding Wheel

LETTER: Seeking photos of Winding Wheel

Does anyone have any historic photographs of the Winding Wheel?

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YOUR VIEW: Thanks for donating so many Easter eggs for good causes

YOUR VIEW: Thanks for donating so many Easter eggs for good causes

Pat, Margaret and Andrea at Crowder and Alderson Funeral Directors would like to say a big thank you to everyone who brought Easter eggs for our ‘Easter Egg Challenge’

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Locals gather to show their disapproval of Lloyds Bank's decision to close it's Clay Cross branch on High Street.

YOUR VIEW: Bank cannot turn its back on Clay Cross like this, says parish council chairman

Clay Cross Parish Council is appalled at the decision of Lloyds bank to close its Clay Cross branch.

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